Free Update For Nintendo Switch’s Fast RMX Adds New Mode

A new update has arrived for one of the Switch's best early games, Fast RMX.
Update 1.2 has been released for the racing game, delivering two new features for free. The first of these is a Time Attack mode, which is pretty straightforward, allowing you to compete for the best single-lap times on individual tracks.
The other addition is online friend support. This introduces a new option to the Multiplayer menu allowing you to join an online match that limits the competition to people you're friends with. The existing online multiplayer mode opened the game up to all players, which was one of the gripes raised in our review. Like that mode, this one is limited to 2-8 players.
The F-Zero-esque Fast RMX was among the Switch's launch games. While it wins the crown of best racing game on Switch by virtue of being the only one available (at least until Mario Kart 8 Deluxe next week), it is a fun, fast-paced racer. You can read more about it in GameSpot's review.

Get 20 Free Heroes Of The Storm Characters Starting Next Week

With the release of Heroes of the Storm's 2.0 update next week, Blizzard will be handing out a huge bundle of free characters to those who log in for a limited time.
Blizzard has announced four new Mega Hero Bundles, one of which you'll be able to receive for free. Each of these consists of 20 characters with a specific theme: Assassins, Tanks & Bruisers, Supports & Specialists, and Flex. There's some overlap–confusingly, Sylvanas can be found in the Assassin and Flex bundles despite being classified in-game as a Specialist-class character–but the bottom line is that you'll be getting as many as 20 characters for free. You can see the bundle contents here.
To receive your freebie, all you'll need to do is log in once the 2.0 update goes live on April 25. The offer lasts until May 22, giving you almost a full month to go through the process. Rather than being rewarded a bundle directly, you'll receive 100 Gems (a new currency in 2.0) that can then be spen..

15 New Game Of Thrones Season 7 Photos Revealed

Anytime in the the past six years, the latest season of Game of Thrones would already be airing (or just about to begin airing, in last year's case) by now. 2017's Season 7 is still a few months away, but to pass the time, we have new photos to dissect.
Potential light Game of Thrones Season 7 spoilers ahead.
HBO has released 15 new photos from the upcoming season, each focused on the major characters who haven't yet been killed off in one heartbreaking way or another. Most of these don't offer much new insight into what's going on–Davos seems to be serving as an adviser in Winterfell, Jon has a thick coat on, Cersei is sitting on the Iron Throne, and so on.
Others show Danerys and company seemingly presenting themselves to someone in Westeros, Littlefinger undoubtedly trying to manipulate Sansa, and–best of all–Tormund expressing how he feels about Brienne.
Game of Thrones Season 7 returns to HBO on July 16 but will run only seven episodes, rather than the ..

DC Introduces New Comics Banner, Featuring Some Major Artists

DC Comics revealed six new titles at a press conference at C2E2 today. These titles will fall under the banner “Dark Matter” and will begin to debut this summer.
It kicks off with Dark Knights: Metal in August. Former Batman creative team Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo reunite for this book, which will set the tone and world for the other series. The new banner will focus on what the publisher called Masterclass artists working with newer writers. It will “bring the sense of craft into storytelling,” explained DC co-publisher Jim Lee during a press conference on Thursday morning.
The publisher wants to expand its universe and reach a new audience. co-publisher of DC Dan Didio explained that “It's a starting point for characters. It's a starting point for stories. We gotta keep building. We gotta keep introducing people to the DCU.” The Dark Matter banner will exist alongside the regular DC Universe, and the issues will cost $3. Variant covers for the books will not be released..

Budget-Priced Nvidia Video Card Launching Soon To Compete With AMD’s Cheap Cards

Amid the release of AMD's new RX 500 series of video cards–which includes the budget-friendly RX 550–Nvidia reportedly plans to top off the GeForce 10 series with the cheap GT 1030. The new card will use the same Pascal architecture as the rest of Nvidia's 10 series.
According to Guru3D, the GT 1030 will be equipped with 512 shader processors and could use the GP107 core used in the GTX 1050 or an unreleased GP108 core. It's also said to be available sometime next month. And while a price has not been set for the card, it will compete with the RX 550, which can be found around $80. Nvidia is also rumored to release slightly faster version of the GT 1030, called the GT 1040.
These budget-level graphics cards are aimed to be a substantial upgrade over integrated graphics processors (IGP). While you won't be maxing out any modern games with the RX 550 and the upcoming GT 1030, they're designed to be sufficient for running less demanding but popular games like Co..

Rick And Morty’s Absurd New VR Game Is Out Now, Watch The Launch Trailer

The appropriately ridiculous new virtual reality game based on Rick and Morty is now available on PC.
Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality is available both through Steam and the Oculus store for $30. The game is playable with either the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift (Oculus Touch is required) and mashes up the popular series with elements of Job Simulator. Like that game, it was developed by Owlchemy Labs.
It's somewhat difficult to describe what you actually do, as the trailer above attests. You'll shoot at aliens, turn knobs, and throw things as you solve puzzles and do what Rick asks of you.
Don't expect this to be the last time you see Rick and Morty in VR. The show's creator, Justin Roiland, has big plans for the technology.

Full NBA Playgrounds Official Roster Revealed

Many years have passed since the last arcade-style basketball game came out for home consoles, but it's a niche that NBA Playgrounds is hoping to fill. Gameplay videos of the in-development title have shown its ridiculously proportioned characters, an official NBA license, and high-flying aerial stunts. And now, we also know the complete character roster.
Playgrounds is being developed by Saber Interactive–one of the studios behind the Halo: The Master Chief Collection and a co-developer of the upcoming Quake Champions. An arcade-y basketball is a very different development direction to take for the development team, but it seems to have the full support of the NBA, and the game will include a roster of current and historic NBA superstars. Here's the full list:
Aaron GordonAl HorfordAl JeffersonAlex EnglishAllen IversonAlonzo MourningAndre DrummondAndrew WigginsAnfernee HardawayAnthony DavisBen McLemoreBen SimmonsBill LaimbeerBill RussellBill WaltonBilly CunninghamBlake Grif..

Street Fighter 5’s New “Work” Costume DLC Includes Firefighters And Cheerleaders

Capcom has revealed even more DLC for Street Fighter V with a new line of work-themed costumes for three characters.
With this DLC, Alex puts on a firefighter outfit, R. Mika dresses up like a cheerleader, and Chun-Li wears business attire. You can check out all three, along with concept art for each, in the gallery below.
These costumes don't come cheap: they'll be priced at $4/€4 each when they're released on April 25. They join the previously announced school costumes for Juri, Chun-Li, and Ryu, all of which carry the same price.
Also arriving on April 25 alongside those six costumes is the revived Thailand stage. It, too, is priced at $4/€4, though you'll alternatively have the option of spending 70,000 Fight Money to acquire it.
More substantial updates were expected later this month in the form of balance changes and a new DLC character. Those were recently delayed, as Capcom plans to host a second beta test for its revamped Capcom Fighters Network. Both the b..

Assassin’s Creed Creator’s New Game Drops Episodic Model, Gets Teaser Video

While there's still a lot we don't know about it, we've now learned that the new project from Assassin's Creed creator Patrice Desilets is no longer episodic.
Desilets shared the news about Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey today at the Reboot Develop conference, GamesIndustry.biz reports. “It's a third-person adventure game set 10 million years ago,” he explained. “Before it was episodic, and that changed the pace, but the content is the same. It's a bigger game, a bigger world. It was hour to hour; now it's open and I let the player tell their own stories. There are systems talking to each other, not me taking players by the hand. You'll create the story of your own ancestors, and maybe it will be different than what science claims.”
Coinciding with this news, developer Panache Digital Games released a teaser trailer (above) for Ancestors. It opens with a Charles Darwin quote before showing brief glimpses of the game's setting of Africa 10 ..